Monday, February 09, 2009

Apparently Darren Dreifort Was Not Available

The Dodgers just announced, in a press release, that they have invited Dodger retreads Jeff Weaver and Shawn Estes to spring training, including minor league contracts.

The National League West Division Champion Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to terms with right-hander Jeff Weaver on a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League spring training. The club has also agreed to terms with left-hander Shawn Estes and right-handers Ronald Belisario, Charlie Haeger, and Tanyon Sturtze on minor league deals with invitations to big league camp. General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement.

Weaver is a veteran of nine Major League seasons, including two with the Dodgers from 2004-05. Weaver, whom the Dodgers acquired from the Yankees in the Kevin Brown deal, went 27-24 with a 4.11 ERA in 68 starts while in a Dodger uniform. He is 93-114 with a 4.72 ERA in 284 games (267 starts) overall with Detroit (1999-2002), New York Yankees (2002-03), Los Angeles Dodgers (2004-05), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2006), St. Louis (2006), and Seattle (2007). [...]

Estes is a 13-year Major League veteran, and is tied for 12th among active left-handed pitchers with 101 wins. He is 101-93 with a 4.71 ERA in 283 games (281 starts) overall with San Francisco (1995-2001), the New York Mets (2002), Cincinnati (2002), Chicago Cubs (2003), Colorado (2004), Arizona (2005), and San Diego (2006, 2008).

Yeah, we don't need Manny.